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About School of Rock Somerville

Welcome to School of Rock Somerville—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Somerville teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Somerville. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Somerville to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Somerville
1 West Main StreetSomerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-8300

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Somerville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Somerville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Somerville’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Somerville, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Somerville’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Somerville’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Somerville’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Somerville, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Somerville, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Somerville works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Somerville’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Somerville’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Somerville Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Somerville’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

At School of Rock Somerville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Somerville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits...
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At School of Rock Somerville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Somerville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Somerville’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

    • October 1
      12:00 PM
      Rock 101 - Thursday Group
      Music Concert
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear. School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 10...
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      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear.

      School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Somerville, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music. In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.
      At Roxy & Dukes
      745 Bound Brook Road
      Dunellen, NJ
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    • October 1
      12:00 PM
      Rock 101 - Wednesday Band
      Music Concert
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear. School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 10...
      Read more
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear.

      School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Somerville, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music. In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.
      At Roxy & Dukes
      745 Bound Brook Road
      Dunellen, NJ
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    • October 1
      1:00 PM
      Prince
      Music Concert
      We have lost too many iconic artists this year and just recently Prince. Prince was a truly original trailblazer in the music industry, mixing all elements of rock, pop, soul, R&B and more into his...
      Read more
      We have lost too many iconic artists this year and just recently Prince. Prince was a truly original trailblazer in the music industry, mixing all elements of rock, pop, soul, R&B and more into his music. On his first few records, he played more than 25+ instruments just by himself! Not only was he an amazing songwriter himself, but he wrote hit songs for other artists too. This show's playlists will include his hits like "Let's Go Crazy" "Purple Rain" "When Doves Cry" among others as well as songs he wrote for other artists like "Manic Monday", "Nothing Compares 2 U" and more.
      Roxy & Dukes
      745, Bound Brook Road
      Dunellen,
      NJ 08812
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    • October 1
      2:30 PM
      Adult
      Music Concert
      At School of Rock Somerville we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performan...
      Read more
      At School of Rock Somerville we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Somerville works with you to help you reach your goals.
      Roxy & Dukes
      745 Bound Brook Road
      Dunellen, NJ
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    • October 1
      3:00 PM
      90's/Alternative
      Music Concert
      Coming off the age of hair metal, the Seattle scene blew the doors off the music industry in the early 90s. With the release of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991, the music industry turned its ears away ...
      Read more
      Coming off the age of hair metal, the Seattle scene blew the doors off the music industry in the early 90s. With the release of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991, the music industry turned its ears away from the Sunset Strip and towards the dreary, cold Northwest. From this vibrant club scene, bands worked out their blend of sweaty, in your face, rock. They called it "grunge" or "alternative" in the media, even though the rock community hated those terms. This show's playlists include songs from bands like of the Dog, Alice in Chains (all pictured here) as well as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, The Cranberries, and more.
      Roxy & Dukes
      745 Bound Brook Road
      Dunellen
      NJ 08812
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    • October 2
      12:00 PM
      Rock 101 -Thursday Group
      Music concert
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear. School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 10...
      Read more
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear.

      School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Somerville, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music. In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.
      At The Westbrook
      525, Talmage Avenue, Bound Brook, Nj, 08805
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    • October 2
      12:00 PM
      Rock 101 - Wednesday Band
      Music concert
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear. School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 10...
      Read more
      Come and watch our beginner musicians as they perform the classics of Rock n Roll. After weeks of rehearsals they master songs which you will love to hear.

      School of Rock Somerville’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Somerville, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music. In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.
      At The Westbrook
      525, Talmage Avenue, Bound Brook, Nj, 08805
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    • October 2
      1:00 PM
      90's/Alternative
      music Concert
      Coming off the age of hair metal, the Seattle scene blew the doors off the music industry in the early 90s. With the release of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991, the music industry turned its ears away ...
      Read more
      Coming off the age of hair metal, the Seattle scene blew the doors off the music industry in the early 90s. With the release of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991, the music industry turned its ears away from the Sunset Strip and towards the dreary, cold Northwest. From this vibrant club scene, bands worked out their blend of sweaty, in your face, rock. They called it "grunge" or "alternative" in the media, even though the rock community hated those terms. This show's playlists include songs from bands like of the Dog, Alice in Chains (all pictured here) as well as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, The Cranberries, and more.
      The Westbrook
      525 Talmage Avenue
      Bound Brook
      NJ 08805
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    • October 2
      2:30 PM
      Adult
      Music Concert
      At School of Rock Somerville we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performan...
      Read more
      At School of Rock Somerville we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Somerville works with you to help you reach your goals.
      The Westbrook
      725 Talamage Avenue
      Bound Brook
      NJ 08805
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    • October 2
      3:00 PM
      Prince
      Music Concert
      We have lost too many iconic artists this year and just recently Prince. Prince was a truly original trailblazer in the music industry, mixing all elements of rock, pop, soul, R&B and more into his...
      Read more
      We have lost too many iconic artists this year and just recently Prince. Prince was a truly original trailblazer in the music industry, mixing all elements of rock, pop, soul, R&B and more into his music. On his first few records, he played more than 25+ instruments just by himself! Not only was he an amazing songwriter himself, but he wrote hit songs for other artists too. This show's playlists will include his hits like "Let's Go Crazy" "Purple Rain" "When Doves Cry" among others as well as songs he wrote for other artists like "Manic Monday", "Nothing Compares 2 U" and more.
      The Westbrook
      525 Talmage Avenue
      Bound Brook,
      NJ 08805
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    • October 8
      10:00 AM
      SCOUTFEST 16
      Family Boy scouts Concert
      The annual SCOUTFEST will be taking place this year and we are honored that the Boy Scouts of America leaders have asked 3 schools to perform live for a morning and afternoon of music plus we willb...
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      The annual SCOUTFEST will be taking place this year and we are honored that the Boy Scouts of America leaders have asked 3 schools to perform live for a morning and afternoon of music plus we willbe joined by none other than a band of SOR Alum.
      Newtown SOR - 10.00 am
      Princeton SOR - 11.15 am
      Somerville SOR - 12.30 pm
      Triple Addiction - 1.45 pm


      Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
      1207 State Route 179
      Lambertville, NJ 08530Read less

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Staff

    • Meet MEET OUR TALENTED SOR INSTRUCTORS
      Our Instructors live to play and PLAY to live!
      Real gigging musicians with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a collaborative band environment. Passionate, expe...
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      Real gigging musicians with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a collaborative band environment.

      Passionate, experienced and student focused, these musicians understand the power of mastering instruments through the group experience.

      Most of our instructors are multi-instrumentalists which helps them excel in private music lessons, managing rehearsals and directing amazing shows.
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    • Meet Jack Frost
      General Manager - Music Director
      Jack Frost is the guitarist/founder of the heavy metal band Seven Witches and also a part of The Bronx Casket Company . Frost is also known for playing guitar on Savatage 's tour in support of Poe...
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      Jack Frost is the guitarist/founder of the heavy metal band Seven Witches and also a part of The Bronx Casket Company . Frost is also known for playing guitar on Savatage 's tour in support of Poets and Madmen in 2001 and 2002. He is currently touring in former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna 's backing band. Jack also currently host's the annual ronny dude class at Brookdale College. He also played in a New Jersey based cover band called Dieselwhich features Taz Marazz of Seven Witches, Mike Lepond of Symphony X on bass and Jim Pepe on lead vocals. Jack has been inspiring students at Tenafly and Somerville SORs for years and has directed very high energy shows for his students.
      He is not only a mentor to his students and is responsible for ROCK 101, House Band and Rookies on the Road.
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      • Seven Witches
    • Meet James Applegate
      Teacher - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
      James Applegate began teaching drums in 2006 as a hobby, but over the years it has evolved into his full-time passion. With a constant fire within to educate others, James has seen positive respon...
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      James Applegate began teaching drums in 2006 as a hobby, but over the years it has evolved into his full-time passion. With a constant fire within to educate others, James has seen positive responses to his teaching techniques in all kinds of players, from young children to high school students.
      He received his first drum lesson in 1999, with a focus on classic rock and blues playing. As the years went on he added a variety of styles to his repertoire, including Funk, Jazz, Metal, Hip Hop, and Fusion. He has played the previous styles on multiple tours all over the country. In 2012 he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in order to take his ability to the next level.
      James gave his first Drum Clinic in 2014 on the subject of Double Bass Drum Technique in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon graduating in the spring of 2015 James relocated back into New Jersey with the intention of sharing his experiences through music education. James believes that the best way to build a house is with a strong foundation, and believes the fundamentals of music are no different. By combining years of experience with an open mind of countless musical styles, he manages to present complex ideas in a straight forward and easy to understand way. He is proud to endorse SJC Drums and Axis Percussion.
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      • Berklee College of Music
      • Drums, Vocals, Guitar, Songwriting, Band Coaching
      • Vocals
      • Guitar
    • Meet Robbie Skorge
      Keyboard, Guitar, Drums Bass, Voice
      Robbie Skorge started his musical journey by being classically trained on the piano. At age 13 he picked up the electric guitar, heavily inspired by Jimmy Page and Jimmy Hendrix. In high school, he...
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      Robbie Skorge started his musical journey by being classically trained on the piano. At age 13 he picked up the electric guitar, heavily inspired by Jimmy Page and Jimmy Hendrix. In high school, he played center snare drum in the Immaculata Drum Line, winning many awards and gaining an excellent perception of rhythm. While attending Manhattan College he played in jazz ensembles, pit orchestras, and he was a co-director of the faculty choir along with a fellow student. Robbie currently plays in a variety of ensembles, from piano/singer duos & jazz quartets to big funk blues collectives & hip hop showcases, on both piano and drums. Specializations include teaching music theory, modal jazz theory, piano, improvisation, drums, and advanced recording & performing techniques with Ableton Live.

      Instruments taught:
      Keys, drums, guitar, bass, voice
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      • Keys, drums, guitar, bass, voice
    • Meet Joe Cattano
      Teacher -Drums
      Joe Cattano - Producer/engineer, session and fill in drummer. Recorded drums and percussion on numerous national and international releases as well as TV and film scores. He was co-owner with his w...
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      Joe Cattano - Producer/engineer, session and fill in drummer. Recorded drums and percussion on numerous national and international releases as well as TV and film scores. He was co-owner with his wife of AARIUS Rehearsal and Recording studios in central NJ.
      Joe began his drumming life by taking jazz and swing drum lessons from his uncle who was a New York based big band drummer/band leader.
      Joe’s professional music career began when he started playing with area original bands in the late 80′s and early 90′s. He played in bands such as LACEY PAGE, RITUAL, MAKARA and FROST BITE. As a member of FROST BITE, He has played on studio demos as well as international releases on multiple labels and has years of experience touring the country.
      He was also instrumental in the production and engineering of all the demos and releases due to his education at the Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in Manhattan.
      Was a member of Smell the Glove (80's tribute band) Chris Caffery's (Savatage/TSO) solo project and Nikki Briar (Nashville recording artist).
      At present he plays with a number of bands with styles ranging from modern country to metal, to hard rock to corporate/wedding music, specializing in both originals and covers.
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      • SUNY New Paltz
      • Drums, Vocals, Band Coaching
    • Meet Paul Nagy
      Guitar Instructor
      Paul Nagy is a veteran of the Central New Jersey music scene. He is a recognized guitarist, bassist and instructor whose genres include blues, rock and jazz fusion. His early influences include Ei8...
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      Paul Nagy is a veteran of the Central New Jersey music scene. He is a recognized guitarist, bassist and instructor whose genres include blues, rock and jazz fusion. His early influences include Ei8c Calpton, Peter Green, Jeff Beck and the 'three Kings' of the blues (BB, Albert and Freddie King). Paul studied with both jazz masters Harry Leahey and the legendary Bernard Brausewetter. Their styles are permanently imbedded in Paul's playing even though he has forged a sound throughout the years that is uniquely his own. Paul has been a member of a number of rock, hard rock and 70's style bands including Spectrum, Bandit. He toured many years and left to concentrate on teaching music to the up and coming musicians. Many whom have gone onto forge careers in the music industry. He is a sought after bass guitar player and can be seen sitting in with a variety of area bands.
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    • Meet Megan Fernandez
      Vocal Instructor
      Megan is currently a rising junior at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick studying to receive a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education and Performance, with a minor i...
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      Megan is currently a rising junior at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick studying to receive a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education and Performance, with a minor in Psychology. At Mason Gross, she participates in two choirs--Voorhees Choir, which she is the current Vice President of, and Kirkpatrick Choir, the most advanced and prestigious choir at Rutgers. Through school, she has performed at some amazing venues, including the State Theatre in New Brunswick as well as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition, Kirkpatrick Choir was chosen to sing one of the most challenging choral pieces in history--"Friede Auf Erden, Op. 13" written by Schoenberg--at the 2016 ACDA national conference in Boston, Massachusetts next spring. By singing professionally in churches, school and extracurricular (a cappella) choirs, rock bands and my own acoustic duo, she has gained a lot of experience to compliment efficient teaching methods. Performing at many venues, including Highline Ballroom in NYC, Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, Dragonfly Café and Division Street in Somerville, NJ, Harley Davidson in Pennsylvania, Balloon Fest in NJ, Scotty's Pub and restaurant in Springfield, NJ, storefronts throughout downtown Flemington, NJ, and Lyons Veteran Hospital, has given me the opportunity to improve on vocal performance as well as showmanship. She is very passionate about the voice and the genuine musicianship of an artist. Megan loves to help others and would not only love to be a student's voice teacher, but someone they could also look up to as a role model and someone they could talk to you. She intends to utilize her own experiences as much as possible to benefit my students and to help shape their voices into the best they can be."
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      • Rutgers - Music Education
      • Vocal Instruction
    • Meet Mark Mayer
      Teacher Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Keys
      Mark Mayer first picked up the guitar at the age of 12, by age 13 he was already playing in a local band. Since then Mark has played for several local and regional acts handling Bass Guitar/Backing...
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      Mark Mayer first picked up the guitar at the age of 12, by age 13 he was already playing in a local band. Since then Mark has played for several local and regional acts handling Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals and at times functioning as the band's stage manager. When not working with his current band, Mark performs as a Solo Acoustic Performer in local venues and for private events. He also runs a weekly Open Mic that is now in its fifth year. An avid Beatles fan, Paul McCartney was the inspiration for Mark to pick up the guitar and is still the biggest influence for Marks musical style and direction.
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    • Meet Lauren Marsh
      Teacher - Vocals & Keys
      A former graduate of School of Rock, Lauren Marsh is a full-time indie singer songwriter, compared to artists like Florence + The Machine. Classically trained in voice and piano, Marsh took to song...
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      A former graduate of School of Rock, Lauren Marsh is a full-time indie singer songwriter, compared to artists like Florence + The Machine. Classically trained in voice and piano, Marsh took to songwriting and performing at the age of 14. Since releasing her first EP in 2012, Marsh has been recognized by The Huffington Post, American Songwriter, AXS, A Plus (a positive media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher), renowned music blogger Ryan Spaulding, and Counting Crows front-man Adam Duritz. This past February, Marsh’s original song Dear Love (off her new, and most notable, five-song EP Veracity) featured on the hit CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans, Season 2 Episode 16: Second Chances. Marsh performs regularly at iconic NYC and Philadelphia venues like World Café Live, Bowery Electric, The Trocadero, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Hard Rock Café, and many more. This fall, Marsh will be performing as pre-show entertainment for Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer at the MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ on October 18th. More about Laure Marsh at LaurenMarsh.com/about
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    • SIGN UP NOW - Fall Seasonal Shows

      DAVID BOWIE Mondays from 6pm to 9pm Director: Jack Frost Starting Monday October 10th, 2016 Another great iconic artist we lost last year was David Bowie. Many artists today from Nirvana to La...
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      DAVID BOWIE
      Mondays from 6pm to 9pm
      Director: Jack Frost
      Starting Monday October 10th, 2016
      Another great iconic artist we lost last year was David Bowie. Many artists today from Nirvana to Lady Gaga cite David Bowie as an innovator in the music industry and there won't be another one like him. Drawing from subjects about space and science fiction, Bowie was able to create a flamboyant and androgynous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, which he used for the album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spider from Mars". Bowie eventually evolved out of the glam rock era and moved on collaborating with other musical greats such as John Lennon and Queen changing popular music forever. Music from this show will include songs such as "Starman" "Life on Mars" "Heroes" "Fame" "Rebel Rebel" and more.
      GUITAR GODS
      Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm
      Director: Jack Frost
      Starting Tuesday October 11th, 2016
      Think of all the great lead guitar pairings in history. Page and Plant. Buckingham and Nicks. Van Halen & Roth. Nancy and Ann Wilson. This show will emphasis on bands comprised of "guitar gods" and the elite rock bands they belong to. A lead guitarist is an important part of the band, but only paired with a great singer, drummer, and keyboard player. This show will focus on iconic bands with "guitar gods" in them such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Heart, and more.

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    • School of Rock welcomes Charlie Corletta

      School of Rock is pleased to have Charlie Corletta join their Faculty! Charlie is a professional performance/session drummer. His influences are Buddy Rich, Benny Greb, John Karel, John Bonham. He ...
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      School of Rock is pleased to have Charlie Corletta join their Faculty! Charlie is a professional performance/session drummer. His influences are Buddy Rich, Benny Greb, John Karel, John Bonham. He has studied and learned his discipline of drums and percussion under the professional eyes and ears of Paul Beatie, Bobby Deitch and John Hvasta. First picking up the sticks in elementary schools her he learned the basic fundamentals of percussion in concert band, marching band and district orchestra. Charlie got his professional start playing drums live at the age of 16 when his band opened for the iconic Swedish heavy metal Legends in Flames, this show set the tone for what would be Charlie's dream and passion. Touring and playing countless live shows as both a regional and national act became a constant in Corletta's life. Opening for his favorite bands and performing as a headliner himself, Charlie has experienced so many phenomenal musical and performance moments. Performing in front of crowds as small as fifteen people to as large as ten thousand, no gig has ever been too small or too large for the New York Native. Since and during that time Charlie has recorded drums and released four commercially accepted albums, appeared on numerous singles as session drummer, had regular air play on Sirius XM Liquid Metal as well as FM radio and for a short time stepped away from the drums when he became lead singer for New Jersey based extreme metal act Julius Seizure. Although drums have always been Charlie's main discipline, he is also an accomplished singer, song writer and guitarist. In 2012 Corletta was given the chance to write and publish the theme song "The Ride Of a Your Life" for History Chanel's "We're The Fugawis" television show. On this song Charlie showcased his ability to write, and perform all instruments when he recorded drums, guitar, bass, and vocals for the song. That talented has also been displayed in Charlie's heavy metal solo project The Silencer, where he writes and performs all material and all instruments on record. When Charlie isn't performing with his bands, teaching, or recording you can usually find him down in Nyack, NY on the Hudson River jamming out on open jam nights with some of the areas most sought after, top Notch'd musicians at Olives, or Casa Del Sol. "My mission is to give my students not just an education in drums but the insight, intuition, and inspiration they need to be the most confident and comfortable players to ever sit behind a drum set. I want them to know just how fun and life changing the world of drums can be when they have the ability to be the keepers of time and rhythm," said Corletta. Other qualifications: ASCAP Member Songwriter/Publisher Owner and Operator of independent DIY record label and PR Company Fallen Music Inc. Bachelors Degree in Public Relations/Journalism from SUNY New PaltzRead less

    • Battle of the Bands

      School of Rock Somerville are honored to offer the prizes to the winners of this Battle of The Bands competition. Stonecrest Community Church will be holding a Battle of the Bands in conjunction wi...
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      School of Rock Somerville are honored to offer the prizes to the winners of this Battle of The Bands competition. Stonecrest Community Church will be holding a Battle of the Bands in conjunction with the non-profit organization Heart Support ( www.heartsupport.com ) on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 4:00pm-9:00pm . Th e purpose of th is event is to highlight the third largest cause of death among adolescents - suicide and provide options for hope. Our goal is for teens ( and their families ) who attend th is event to hear great music, listen to stories of hope and survival, and know where they or those close to them can turn for help. Our special guest speaker - Jake Luhrs , lead singer of t he popular band August Burns Red , will be speaking about how his music has been able to provide hope for teens struggling with abuse, depression and suicide. It is our desire that this event wil l have a positive impact on our high school community. In order for this event to reach its full potential, we are looking for the support of businesses such as yours. W e would greatly appreciate a donation to be used towards prizes for the winners of our Battle of the B ands contest , as well as anything we can use as door prizes for those in attendance . As a thank you for your support, your business's name will be included on a banner that will be prominently displayed on the stage during the event. Stonecrest Community Church is a 501-c3 tax exempt organization (EIN #22-1851453) , and we have worked alongside the Warren Township Youth Commission for several years in their attempts to serve the teens and their families in this area . If you have any questions, p lease contact Nithin Thompson, Director of Youth and Young A dult ministries at Stonecrest Community Church at Nithin@stonecrestchurch.com . Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.Read less

    • School of Rock Somerville supporting Young Artists

      *Supporting Young Artists in New Jersey* Last year the School of Rock Somerville hosted an art exhibition for Young Artists in New Jersey, all part of the wonderful weekend in Somerville New Jersey...
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      *Supporting Young Artists in New Jersey* Last year the School of Rock Somerville hosted an art exhibition for Young Artists in New Jersey, all part of the wonderful weekend in Somerville New Jersey called *ARTS ON DIVISION STREET* Having seen some of the wonderful art being dropped off at the school I know we are in for a treat this year. The artists are as young as 4 and the depth of their work is seen not only in their art but the way they present themselves when asked about the art. Come and show your support. So please visit the school. ART EXHIBITION HOURS: Friday June 19th: 5.00 - 8.00 Saturday June 20th: 12.00-5.00 Sunday June 21st: 12.00-5.00 While visiting sign up for a *Free Trial Lesson* and also receive 20% of any program.Read less

Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA